Koschei the Deathless is a comedy short by Dan Haycock, which will be part of a series that explores ancient myth from a very, very modern perspective. Directed by Sidney Berthier and produced by Backbone Theatre and Film, Koschei was developed as part of Backbone’s writing development residency at Theatre Delicatessen. Out summer 2020.
Cast includes Michael Fenner, Chris Nayak, Maggie Turner, Andrew Mullan, Alex Kanefsky and Kate-Lois Elliott
When Richard Marlow buys a taxidermy hare from an old antiques shop, little does he realise it contains the soul of the sinister and immortal warlock of Russian folklore, Koschei the Deathless. Soon, Koschei himself turns up, demanding his soul be returned to him – on the very weekend that Richard’s girlfriend, Becky, has invited her mother to stay. Can Richard negotiate a tricky social situation whilst simultaneously thwarting the malevolent sorcerer?